REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
In the process of removing the engine, you will come across a number of steps which call for the removal of a separate component or system, such as "disconnect the exhaust system" or "remove the radiator." In most instances, a detailed removal procedure can be found elsewhere in this guide.
It is virtually impossible to list each individual wire and hose which must be disconnected, simply because so many different model and engine combinations have been manufactured. Careful observation and common sense are the best possible approaches to any repair procedure.
Removal and installation of the engine can be made easier if you follow these basic points:
- Disconnect the negative battery cable. Wait at least 90 seconds to proceed working on the vehicle if equipped with an airbag.
- Drain the engine coolant and oil.
- Relieve the fuel system pressure.
- Raise the vehicle and support safely. Remove the engine under covers.
- Drain the engine oil and cooling system.
- On 4WD vehicles, disconnect the front driveshaft.
- Remove the rear driveshaft.
- Remove the air duct.
- Matchmark and disconnect the equipment (separated accessory drive system) driveshaft from the crankshaft pulley.
- Disconnect the A/T shift cable.
- Remove the air intake duct.
- Disconnect the ground strap from the left hand front engine mounting.
- Disconnect the starter wire.
Disconnect the following hoses:
No. 4 radiator hose from the water inlet
- If equipped with automatic transmission, disconnect the shift cable.
- Remove the intake pipe hose.
- Disconnect the accelerator cable from the throttle body.
- Disengage the Vacuum Switching Valve (VSV) connector for the fuel pressure control.
Disconnect the engine wire from the engine left side as follows:
- Disengauge the igniter connector.
- Disconnect the two Electronic Control Module (ECM) harnesses.
- Disconnect the four harnesses from the cowl wire on the front floor panel.
- Separate the engine wire from the front floor panel by removing the bolt and detaching the three clamps.
- Pull out the engine wire from the front floor panel hose.
- Remove the A/T oil dipstick.
- Disconnect the fuel inlet and return hoses.
- Remove the front exhaust pipe.
- Remove the exhaust pipe heat insulator and ground strap by removing the four bolts.
- Disconnect the two A/T oil cooler hoses.
- Remove the ignition coil and disconnect the ground strap for the engine.
- Disconnect the condenser wiring.
- Disconnect the four clamps and engine wire.
- Disconnect the A/T and park/neutral position switch wiring.
Remove the engine with the transmission as follows:
- Support the engine and transmission with a supporting device.
- Lower the vehicle while supporting the engine and transmission with the engine lifter.
- Remove the two bolts, two nuts and two plate washers holding the right and left engine mountings to the engine front support member.
- Remove the four through bolts, four plate washers and four nuts holding the rear mounting to the No. 2 rear engine mounting bracket.
- Make sure the engine and transmission are clear of all wiring, hoses and cables.
- Lower the engine and transmission to the floor.
- Install the engine in the reverse order of removal while paying close attention to the following.
- Raise the engine and install the two bolts, two plate washers and two nuts to hold the right and left engine front mountings to the engine front support member. Tighten the bolts and nuts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
- Install the two through bolts, four washers and four nuts to hold the engine rear mounting to the No. 2 rear engine mounting bracket. Tighten the bolts and nuts to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm).
- Install the rear driveshaft. If equipped with 4WD, install the front driveshaft. Install a new oil filter and fill the engine with oil. Fill the engine with engine coolant. Install the engine undercovers. Start the engine and check for leaks.